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The Seychelles chain is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa and is among the most isolated in the world.

What better way to explore these remote pockets of paradise than by a luxury yacht charter? You will be impressed with the stunning tropical landscapes that showcase a contrast of picturesque coconut trees and robust granite rocks that have been polished by the continuous lapping waves. On your own private yacht, you are free to explore this island paradise at your own pace. Enjoy the luxury resorts and lavish spas on Mahe Island, or cruise off the beaten track, dropping anchor at uninhabited islands where you can spend the day on pristine white sand beaches all to yourself. A yacht charter in the Seychelles is the ultimate island-hopping adventure.

The Jewel of the Indian Ocean

Often referred to as the “Jewel of the Indian Ocean”, the Seychelles showcases a rare beauty that cannot be found in any other destination. The scenic coastline is awe-inspiring and is best seen from the decks of your charter yacht. With so many islands to choose from, the Seychelles will forever leave a mark on your heart and have you yearning for more time spent ashore. These islands are diverse and showcase a rich melting pot of French, British, Indian, Middle Eastern, and African cultures with a prominent French influence.

Exploring the Heart of Seychelles: Adventure Awaits

These exotic cruising grounds are ideal for an out-of-the-ordinary charter holiday. The largest island in the archipelago, Mahé, hosts the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and marvelous beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka. If you’re interested in tapping into your adventurous side, we recommend you visit Seychelles’ two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Vallée de Mai on the island of Praslin is home to the rare Coco de Mer nut growing on ancient palms and many rare species of birds, and Aldabra, the world’s most remote raised coral atoll and the habitat of the Aldabra giant tortoise.

Dive into the Depths of Seychelles: A Marine Paradise

Your yacht charter to Seychelles will be filled with adventure, excitement, and plenty of surprises. You can visit both the inner and outer islands, each boasting its own unique charm. Seychelles’ 41 inner islands are home to the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth, while the 74 outer islands showcase low-lying coral atolls and stunning reef islets. For the best diving in Seychelles, head to Desroches Drop. This dramatic site seamlessly merges the turquoise blue lagoon and dark waters of the Indian Ocean with a subtle drop-off to reveal mesmerizing caves and coves to explore. Saint-Anne Marine National Park is home to over 150 varieties of protected fish; as you dive down, you will be in awe at the various sizes and colors of these beautiful sea creatures.

Beyond the Blue: Luxury Amidst the Wilderness

Every touchpoint of this holiday is filled with tropical adventure and untouched landscapes. The resorts, boutiques, and fine dining seen on the inner islands add a dash of luxury to an otherwise remote destination. If you’re someone looking to go beyond the ordinary and immerse yourself in a culture like no other, a luxury yacht charter to Seychelles is a no-brainer.

La Digue Island

The picturesque La Digue Island beckons yacht charterers with its stunning beaches dotted with towering granite bourders, such as the exquisite Anse Source d’Argent, which is listed as one of the world’s best beaches. Once you’ve soaked up the sun on your beach of choice, tender ashore and explore the island by bike – the mode of transport of choice. Make sure you visit the L’Union Estate & Copra Factory, a historic coconut and vanilla plantation just south of La Passe, where you can easily spot giant tortoises, and the beautiful Veuve Reserve, one of the last refuges of the black paradise flycatcher.

Praslin Island

Praslin Island is the second largest island in the Seychelles and is home to the beautiful Praslin National Park, which includes the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy a private guided tour of this incredible park before soaking up the sun on one of the island’s many beaches.

Get in touch with a Seychelles yacht charter broker

Northrop & Johnson is a leading yacht brokerage with access to the best yachts for charter in the Seychelles from 30-meters. We excel at creating incredible vacations in some of the world’s most extraordinary destinations. Our yachts for charter include vessels built by the world’s best shipbuilders, and all boast luxurious interiors, excellent onboard amenities, a dedicated crew, flexible cabin configurations, and garages loaded with tenders and water toys. If you want to enjoy an extraordinary experience aboard a luxury yacht in the Seychelles, contact our team today or browse our luxury yachts for charter.

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Charter Highlights Seychelles

  • Enjoy bird watching at Aride Island and spot turtles at Cousin Island
  • Go diving at Silhouette Island or sail to Coco Island and snorkel its colorful corals
  • See the most photographed Seychelles scenery at St Pierre Island
  • Visit the scented vanilla plantations at L'Union Estate Farm on La Digue
  • Explore Seychelles' two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Vallée de Mai on the island of Praslin and Aldabra
  • Feast on the local cuisine, including delicious freshly caught fish, curries, and exotic fruit

Seychelles Yacht Charter Itinerary

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Yacht charter Seychelles: FAQs

Where are the Seychelles?

The Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa and northeast of Madagascar. The archipelago is comprised of 115 paradisal islands, with the three main islands being Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue. The Seychelles are known for their stunning natural beauty, with lush tropical forests, white sand beaches, and crystal-clear waters, as well as their incredibly diverse flora and fauna, including many animal species that are found nowhere else on Earth.

What's the weather like in the Seychelles?

The Seychelles enjoy a warm and tropical climate year-round, with relatively consistent temperatures of around 24C to 30C (57F to 86F) and two main seasons: a wet season (November to April) and a dry season (May to October). The wet season is characterized by occasional tropical storms or cyclones, increased rainfall, and higher humidity levels. During the dry season, you can expect minimal rainfall and lower humidity levels, providing a more comfortable environment.

When's the best time to charter in the Seychelles?

The best time to enjoy a luxury yacht charter in the Seychelles is during the dry season, May to October, which offers optimal conditions to maximize quality time on the water.

What animal species can I see in the Seychelles?

The Seychelles are known for their incredible bio-diversity, including endemic and rare species. During a luxury yacht charter, you can expect to see:

  • Aldabra Giant Tortoises
  • Hawksbill Turtles
  • Seychelles Fruit Bats
  • Seychelles Tree Frogs
  • Black Parrots
  • Paradise Flycatchers
  • Cattle Egrets
  • Magpie Robins
  • Frigates
  • Chameleons
  • White tip sharks
  • Lionfish

Can I enjoy a bareboat charter in the Seychelles?

While it is possible to enjoy bareboat charters in the Seychelles, Northrop & Johnson specializes in fully crewed charters.

Is the Seychelles good for fishing?

Yes, the Seychelles is a superb destination for various different types of fishing, including game fishing and shore fishing. Big game fish include trevally, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi, barracuda, and sailfish; while fishing from shore you can expect to reel in snapper, triggerfish, and bonefish, along with a myriad of other tropical fish species. Your private yacht’s captain will be able to take you to the best fishing grounds. Northrop & Johnson boasts a superb selection of luxury yachts for charter in the Seychelles, including boats fitted out with the latest fishing gear. Your yacht’s private chef will also be delighted to cook your fresh catch of the day, ensuring a memorable experience. Contact our team today if you want to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime Seychelles yacht charter.

Is the Seychelles good for sailing?

Sailing conditions in the Seychelles are excellent, with the archipelago enjoying moderate south easterly winds, short waves, and predictable weather. Northrop & Johnson has access to a superb fleet of luxury sailing yachts, including sloops, schooners, and cutters. If you want to enjoy an incredible sailing experience in the Seychelles archipelago, contact our Seychelles yacht brokers today.

Where can I berth my yacht in the Seychelles?

The Seychelles boasts several world-class marinas that welcome both motor yachts and sailing yachts, including Eden Island Marina and L’Escale Resort, Marina & Spa, both on Mahe Island. Northrop & Johnson can arrange berths at the best marinas in the Seychelles.

What types of yachts can I charter in the Seychelles Islands?

As a sought-after superyacht destination, you can expect a superb selection of yachts for charters, especially when you book with a leading yacht brokerage like Northrop & Johnson.

  • Motor yachts
  • Sailing yachts
  • Catamarans, including sailing catamarans and motor catamarans
  • Expedition vessels
  • Fishing yachts
  • Superyachts and mega yachts

Whether you want to enjoy a Seychelles sailing vacation or a motor yacht vacation, Northrop & Johnson can connect you with your ideal crewed boat. Contact our team today.

What airports are there in the Seychelles?

The Seychelles has one main airport, the Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), located on Mahe Island, which acts as the main gateway to the archipelago. The airport welcomes commercial airlines from Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East alongside private jets. The Seychelles also has several smaller airports, including Praslin Island Airport, Denis Island Airport, and Desroches Island Airport. When you book a luxury yacht charter with Northrop & Johnson, our team will help arrange travel to and from your luxury yacht. Contact our yacht charter brokers today.

Is the Seychelles good for scuba diving and snorkeling?

Warm waters, calm sea conditions, excellent visibility, vibrant marine life, and healthy coral reefs all make the islands of the Seychelles an excellent destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.


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